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First Jump FAQs

Questions About Tandem Skydiving

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General Questions

Where is Start Skydiving?

When are you open?

Do I need a reservation?

When should I arrive at the dropzone?

How long should I plan to spend at the dropzone?

Can I bring friends and family to watch me jump?

Can I bring a group?

Will our group jump together?

Can I bring my dog with me to the dropzone?

Skydiving Requirements

Is there an age requirement for tandem skydiving?

Is there a skydiving weight limit?

Are there physical requirements for tandem skydiving?

Can I make a tandem skydive with a disability?

Can you go skydiving with a cold?

Who should not skydive?

Tandem Pricing & Policies

How much does tandem skydiving cost?

Do you offer any discounts?

Do I have to make a deposit?

What forms of payment do you accept?

Can I cancel or reschedule my jump?

What is your refund policy?

What if I decide not to jump once I’m in the plane?

What if I decide not to jump ahead of time?

What is your inclement weather policy?

Will I have to sign a waiver?

Should I tip my tandem instructor and/or videographer?

Do you offer gift certificates?

Do gift certificates expire?

Video & Photo Packages

Can I get video and photos of my skydive?

Is getting skydiving video worth it?

How long will it take to get my video and photos?

I have a GoPro or similar small camera, can I take my own video and photos?

Can my friends and I share one media package between us?

What if I just want one picture of me in freefall?

Jump Day Questions

What do I have to bring?

What might I want to bring?

What clothing should I wear?

What shoes should I wear?

What should I not wear?

Can I wear my glasses or contacts during my jump?

Should I eat before my skydive?

Can I drink before my skydive?

Are there places to eat, drink, and pick up supplies near the dropzone?

Tandem Skydiving Questions

What is tandem skydiving?

Do I have to make a tandem skydive before jumping solo?

What altitude will I jump from?

What will skydive freefall feel like?

How fast do you freefall?

What is opening and flying the parachute like?

What is the landing like?

Safety Questions

How is parachuting regulated?

Is skydiving safe?

How many parachutes will I jump with?

Who packs the parachutes?

What if the parachute doesn't open?

Is there other life-saving equipment I will jump with?

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